Long Billed Corella..Not native to this area..read below.

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Two species of native corella that have reached pestilent proportions may soon be exterminated from the Busselton beachfront.

Busselton Shire councillor Bernie Masters says the corellas have been building up over the past decade, and he wants the WA Government to conduct a humane cull.

"For the last 10 years or so, one or more species of white cockatoo - corellas - have been found in the Busselton townsite in ever-increasing numbers," Cr Masters said.

"If they are exotic species from the eastern states that have escaped from aviaries or moved here from populations known to occur in the Perth metropolitan area, they pose significant risks to local species of parrots which use the same size and types of nesting hollows.

"They also pose a risk to some agricultural crops."

However, council officers have advised that most of the damage has been to tree species imported from eastern Australia - such as Norfolk Island pines and spotted gums.

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/cocky-cull-for-busselton-beachfront-20090703-d7bd.html#ixzz2IuQeIBU8

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Comments (46)

cindy555 on February 5, 2013

Bengeltje

Thank you for your visit Ciao Marion

Tomros on February 5, 2013

Just like our geese. Enough is sometimes enough.

lovely photo, anyway.

Like 27.


greetings, Tomas

cindy555 on February 7, 2013

Hi Tomas..

Gotta feel sorry for them when they keep having to get killed to make more room for humans , should be them that should think about cutting down having big families..Marion

antal julianna on February 13, 2013

Interesting birds!Like. Very good photo!Greetings,Julianna

cindy555 on February 19, 2013

Julianna

Yes they are not from this area they are lovely to see.Marion;-)

ƤōƝƓ on June 27, 2013

Interesting. I thought it was not invasive if the species is from the same continent. YS + L

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